I THINK this is the right board to post this on. If not, just move it. I bought an external hard drive today, a WD MyBook Home 500GB (USB, Firewire eSATA version). For some odd reason, it won't got to sleep or turn off, whatever you want to call it. I don't have anything accessing it, so isn't the drive still spinning? I waited an hour to see if anything happens and it is still spinning. So, obviously I'm starting to get worried because I felt it and it was pretty hot. So, my question, how can I have to not spin all the time, especially when there is nothing accessing it? I have another hard drive and it stops spinning after a couple minutes of not being in use. What gives!?